Editor's Top 8 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$79 
Popular Kelowna hotel near restaurants with outdoor pool, kitchenettes and free parking
Well liked for value and often surpassing expectations, this hotel offers newly updated rooms that are modern and comfortable, all with elevator access.

Ricky's All Day Grill is on site and Starbucks is next door. The central location of this motel is also an added plus with the Capri Centre mall only a 4-minute walk away and De Dutch Pannekoek House a 2-minute walk from the motel. Downtown Kelowna and the parks at the lakeshore are a pleasant half-hour walk and excellent Wi-Fi, ample parking and local calls are all included.

This is also a good pick for guests with expensive bikes as you can store your treasured possession in your room, and the hotel provides a bike washing station and tools for tuning or repairing your bike.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, bicycle tune shop, bicycle rentals, local calls
  • Many guests liked the location of the hotel for being close to shopping, restaurants and downtown
  • Guests found their rooms clean and comfortable
  • Guests liked the staff here and said they were professional, courteous and accommodating
  • Many guests thought the hotel offered good value
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent overall by reviewers
Cons
  • Several guests were disturbed by noisy neighbours and traffic from the highway at the front of the hotel
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$88 
Popular downtown Kelowna hotel with retro decor, outdoor pool & kitchenette rooms
If you want to be right downtown, the newly renovated Hotel Zed is a good choice. This is a walk-up hotel that offers lots of on-site entertainment for families including free bike rentals for children and adults. It's well located across from City Park offering quick access to bike and walking paths, beaches, playgrounds and even ziplining and a splashpark. There are rooms with kitchens and bunk beds. A free area shuttle adds mobility and lots of outdoor decks and rooftop patio offer views and a place to soak in the sun.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, downtown shuttle, local calls, coffee in lobby, bike and roller skate rentals
  • Rooms were clean with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants, the marina and downtown attractions
  • Staff were friendly and professional
  • The area shuttle, outside decks and many amenities were a hit with guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Parking was a little tight for larger vehicles
  • Noise transferred from other guests at times and a neighbouring club on weekends
  • Some guests found small rooms with no counter space in the bathroom and no closet
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$75 
Well-liked Kelowna hotel 12 min to YLW with outdoor pool, hot tub and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, parking, all-day coffee, extended parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean and well maintained
  • Location was just off the highway and an easy drive to restaurants, the airport and downtown
  • Staff were polite and friendly
  • Guests loved the free extended parking
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • No elevator
  • The breakfast room got crowded at times
  • Noise transferred from the stairways and highway
  • Some found the rooms small
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$98 
Popular downtown Kelowna hotel near the lake, well-liked for value, staff & free breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfortable beds
  • Location was excellent, an easy walk to restaurants, the beach, waterfront parks, attractions
  • Staff were excellent--warm, attentive, accommodating
  • Breakfast was well liked for its quality
  • Many planned to return for the good value
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Occasionally guests found the parking limited
  • Guests heard bar music and revellers on the street on some nights
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$124 
Lakeside resort near West Kelowna with kitchen suites, outdoor pool, waterslide & marina 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Rooms were well maintained and well equipped with lots of natural light
  • Location was just off the highway and an easy drive to groceries, restaurants and wineries
  • Staff were polite and very helpful
  • Guests enjoyed the outdoor pools and waterslide
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Some found rooms that needed better cleaning
  • Several guests complained about poor food or service at the restaurant
  • A few guests complained of uncomfortable beds
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$91 
Well loved Kelowna hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, hot tub suites & free hot breakfast 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well appointed
  • Location well liked-close to restaurants, shopping, the highway and area wineries
  • Guests loved the pool and waterslide
  • Breakfast was well liked by guests for selection and quality
  • Great value according to guests
Cons
  • Noise from other guests and traffic, a disturbance on occasion to some
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$130 
Highly praised Kelowna airport hotel 3 min to YLW with free shuttle & free outdoor parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, outdoor parking, airport and downtown shuttle, coffee bar, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Rooms were quiet and clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy drive to the airport and UBCO, and next door to Starbucks, a grocery and liquor store
  • Staff were friendly, very helpful and professional
  • Guests enjoyed the restaurant’s food, wine and beer
  • Guests appreciated shuttle service to airport as well as downtown, the mall and UBCO
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Indoor parking is $10 per night
  • Location was far from downtown, restaurants and shopping
  • Some found the hotel expensive
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$103 
Well-liked east Kelowna hotel 10 min to YLW with outdoor pool, waterslide & free hot breakfast 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, all-day coffee, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and shopping and an easy drive to downtown
  • Staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful
  • Free breakfast was satisfying with lots of options
  • Families loved the pool and waterslide
  • Good value according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Some said carpets were getting worn
  • Occasionally, guests found a noise disturbance from the highway or within the hotel

2 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Kelowna

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$115 
Highly praised west Kelowna lakeside condos with outdoor pool, hot tub and private beach
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Several lodgers felt the hotel provided good value and reasonable rates
  • The hotel's units were praised by numerous guests for being well maintained and spacious
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
Cons
  • A few guests reported noise transfer during their stay
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$164 
Modern rooms on the Okanagan Lake waterfront, only 5 min walk to downtown Kelowna
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests enjoyed their modern and spacious rooms
  • Numerous reviewers praised the hotel's location for its proximity to the waterfront and Kelowna's downtown
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their efficient and friendly service
Cons
  • Parking charge of $16 per day

Tips For Staying In Kelowna

Choosing A Hotel in Kelowna

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Kelowna: dining, shopping and superb accommodations, everything you'd expect from a world-class city
Kelowna Airport (YLW): conveniently located just north of the downtown core, only about a 20 minute drive


What's the deal with Kelowna?

Staying in Kelowna is a treat for those who enjoy drinking wine and playing golf (there are 17 courses to test your every nerve). For those that do not enjoy wine and golf, you need to get your priorities straight because you are missing out! Kelowna is a true Canadian gem with its hot summers and relatively mild winters. Downtown Kelowna is located in the Okanagan Valley, a name truly synonymous with fine Canadian wine. Local vineyards are literally a 10 minute drive from the downtown core.


If you are flying in and out of the city, the airport is located just over 10km north of the city's core. The closest Kelowna Airport hotels are actually more or less the same hotels found in the downtown core, so you'll find yourself right in the middle of all the action.

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Surrounding Area
If you are looking to check out some other areas along the Okanagan Valley you'll find the city of Penticton about 70km to the south and Vernon 50km to the north.
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